Every time we post a story or video mentioning either the AK-pattern rifle or the 7.62×39 cartridge we get Internet gun experts popping up to tell us that AKs simply aren’t accurate, aren’t designed to get hits beyond 100 yards, etc.
This is typically an indication of one of three things.
- The person making the comment has never actually fired an AK.
- The person making the comment has only shot a lower-end, poor quality AK made by drunken monkeys.
- The person making the comment simply can’t shoot, but prefers to blame the rifle instead of admitting he needs to spend a weekend at an Appleseed event learning the basics.
In this video, Rob Ski of AKOU 47-74 goes to work with an AK at 300 yards, which is well within the range of the platform and the 7.62×39 cartridge. A good shooter can take a correctly manufactured 7.62×39 AK past 350-400 yards, and a 5.45×39 another 100 yards beyond that.